Jerusaklyn (Cassette Archives Vol. III: Instrumental)
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|Impossible Things Before Breakfast|
|The Stainless Steel Rat|
|Song for Charlie|
|The New Tax Laws and You|
|Theme by Rabbi Nachman|
|Data Set Ready|
|Nightscape for Irene|
|And Your Little Dog Too|
This may be my favorite of my archival albums. I released it in 1999 on MP3.com's DAM label as the third in my Cassette Archives series.
The original inner sleeve notes read:
Most of the music on Jerusaklyn was recorded for a cassette album that was never released. The CD contains all the material from that album, plus some additional tracks recorded for other purposes.
All sounds composed and performed by Joseph Zitt and recorded in Brooklyn, NY, 1986-1989 except "Theme" which is based on a traditional melody and includes found sounds recorded at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, 1986.
Thanks to those who inspired and encouraged this music including (but not limited to) Fayge Kleinbart, Manny (from Lunch for Yor Ears), Shosh Forbes, and John, Gale, and Irene Cowan.
Front cover art by Joseph Zitt from a 1988 photograph by Bob Izenberg and a text design by Bobby Corbell.
If this were a vinyl release, it would be on four sides. The first two sides were intended for the cassette release. The third side was added for the CD release, and the fourth for this release online.
SIDE ONE: Yes, That's My Real Name
- Impossible Things Before Breakfast
- Floating Point
- The Stainless Steel Rat
- Song for Charlie
- The New Tax Laws and You
SIDE TWO: Variations on a Theme by Rabbi Nachman
- Theme by Rabbi Nachman
- Circus Max
- Spider Dance
- Data Set Ready
- Winter Watch
SIDE THREE: More Tracks
- Portable Face
- Nightscape for Irene
- And Your Little Dog Too
SIDE FOUR: Osaka
The equipment for most of this consisted of:
- PC-XT running the Texture sequencing software.
- Casio CZ-101 synthesizer
- Casio CZ-1000 synthesizer
- Fender Stratocaster Guitar
- Bass quitar (inexpensive, brand and model unknown)
- Roland TR-505 drum machine
- Tascam 4-track cassette recorder
- Alesis Multiverb reverb unit
- Various forgotten stompboxes for distortion, echo, etc.
- Voice with forgotten microphone (track 15)
- Sony recording walkman with stereo mic (track 7)
- Acoustic guitar (brand and model unknown) (track 5)
Some of the music that I recall having influenced these tracks:
- Frank Zappa: Shut Up and Play Your Guitar
- Ornette Coleman: Of Human Feelings
- Charlie Haden: Closeness
- Miles Davis: Decoy
- Miles Davis: Pangaea
- Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
- James Blood Ulmer: Are You Glad To Be In America?
- Brian Eno: Before and After Science
- The Lounge Lizards: Lounge Lizards
- Public Image Limited: Second Edition
- King Crimson: Three of a Perfect Pair
- Material: Memory Serves
- 2009-02-25 04:08:17
- 4-track cassette
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